American Bar Association
Standing Committee on Pro Bono

Standing Committee on Pro Bono

Mission and Goals

The Pro Bono committee works to persuade mediators, arbitrators and others to do pro bono dispute resolution work and to work with legal services and state bar and national pro bono offices to set up such programs and policies.


  • In February 2003 the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution adopted the following resolution:

    The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution urges each mediator, arbitrator or other neutral to devote at least 50 hours annually to providing pro bono ADR services; attorneys who are not neutrals to devote a portion of their pro bono services to assisting needy litigants involved in ADR proceedings; and bar associations to credit such pro bono activities toward an attorney's mandatory or aspirational pro bono requirements.
  • Goals

    The goals for the pro bono committee are (1) to implement and follow-thru with the mini-grants that were awarded in May and (2) to assist with the expansion and improvement of pro bono ADR programs through outreach and educational programs.

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      Section Events

        Successfully Mediating Healthcare False Claims Act Cases


        The event will be held on 09/29/2016. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Section of Dispute Resolution,Health Law Section. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

        14th Annual Advanced Mediation & Advocacy Skills Institute

        Arizona State University College of Law

        Program Description: This two-day interactive institute features rare opportunities to learn from some of the leading mediators and advocates in North America. Each plenary session panel features an expert mediator, in-house counsel, and a skilled outside attorney, discussing ...

        Implicit Bias: How to Recognize and Address It -- and New Model Rule 8.4(g)


        The event will be held on 10/06/2016. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice,Commission on Disability Rights,Center for Professional Development,Section of Dispute Resolution,Section of State and Local Government Law,Section of Litigation,Young Lawyers Division. The event has 1.00 CLE Credits .

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